The Clear Choice for Hoosiers - Senator Dick Lugar: Fighting for Indiana Senator Lugar has worked to secure the continued importance of Crane in Martin County, Ind. as an essential part of our national security for the 21st century.
BigNews.Biz - May 01,2012 - The Clear Choice for Hoosiers - Senator Dick Lugar: Fighting for Indiana
Senator Lugar has worked to secure the continued importance of Crane in Martin County, Ind. as an essential part of our national security for the 21st century.
Crane is an important economic asset worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year in public and private investment to Southern Indiana. Crane represents $2 million in economic activity in Southwest Indiana every day, employing more than 4,300 people.
In 1995, during the base closure round, Senator Lugar advocated transfer of functions at the closed Naval Air Warfare Center-Indianapolis to Crane. Senator Lugar has been a strong supporter of funds in the Pentagon budget for research and product development to make sure warfighters have the tools and equipment they did at the most appropriate cost.
In 2009, Senator Lugar communicated directly with the Secretary of Defense Gates to highlight the remarkable capabilities at Crane and to encourage him to choose the facility to oversee the Department's development of critical technology.
Senator Lugar has also been instrumental in encouraging business incubators and technology clusters. One, the Certified Technology Park at WestGate which is adjacent to Crane, employs an additional 1,700 Hoosiers.
Richard Mourdock: Inconsistent Conservative
Richard Mourdock says he is a "proven conservative" but the facts prove otherwise. During his failed campaign for Congress, Mourdock said he wanted to "slash U.S. troop levels overseas." Further, Mourdock wanted to cut spending on our military and, instead, spend billions on an unaffordable plan to provide one free year of government-funded college education to any high school student in America who graduated with a B-average.
Cutting defense to fund free college? Conservatives just can't trust Richard Mourdock.